According to The American Society of Otolaryngology, dry air can make people more susceptible to infection. In addition, drier air can aggravate allergy and asthmasymptoms.
In your home, dry air can cause your furniture to draw in and split, walls, woodwork, even hardwood floors can crack! “Humidifiers are commonly used in homes to relieve the physical discomforts of dry nose, throat, lips, and skin. The moisture they add to dry air also helps alleviate common nuisances brought on by winter heating, such as static electricity, splitting woodwork and cracks in paint and furniture.”
-U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
A drier house can make you feel too cold at normal temperatures, so you turn up the thermostat. This leads to higher energy bills. Simply increasing the humidity increases the amount of heat your air can retain. This will allow your thermostat to stay down and save you money. According to the EPA, every degree you lower your thermostat can result in 4% savings on your heating bill.
Installing a whole house humidifier, made by Aprilaire, the company that created whole house humidifiers, is the way to alleviate all those issues. Stay comfortable, warm and healthy all winter.
Let us come talk to you about an Aprilaire whole house humidifier. We’ll take a look, and give you an estimate. Then you can start planning to have the best, healthiest winter ever.
Everyone and everything in the house will be better off. Even your plants will be happier!